HENRY SPENCER MOORE (BRITISH, 1898-1986), MAQUETTE BRONZE SCULPTURE, H 7 1/2", W 3 3/4", D 3 3/4"
"Armless seated figure", Unsigned. After the early maquette before the wall was added and the seat was changed. It then was titled "Armless Seated Figure Against a Round Wall", 1957. Wood stand display Plinth, L. 9 1/2".This rare example of a blem, that later exceeded the three dimensional, overall appearance better than the series "armless figure against a wall'. This casting, with the central eye, having been pierced from one side to the other, so that the sculpture takes on a new life when viewed side on, with the light streaming through work's eye. Provenance: Cast bronze, c. 1957, includes original wood base. A gift from Moore directly to B.J.M. Payne (the sculptures' modeler and MGR at "Art Bronze Foundry"). He was unhappy with the piece, he wanted to change the bench and add a wall behind the seated figure, he knew Mr. Payne was a fan and a friend and would appreciate it. Letter from son of Mr. Payne on file.